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1 saíre n iā,f. (1 saer) I (a) freedom, liberty : is dessimrecht . . .
sóire do chách ar sóireni, Wb. 14b11 . huant soiri gl. liberalitate
60(misread as libertate?), Ml. 81c10 . tuidecht asin doiri i soiri,
131c10 . do chumtúth a sóere gl. pro libertate, Sg. 31b8 . saire
cen sáethar cen shním, LU 2469 . iar . . . comattrib na colla
. . . cona sádaile ┐ cona sáire, 2078 ( FA 15 ). in t-shoire etaide
o'n choimdid the freedom got from the Lord, PH 8041 . rat-fia
65lúach mór . . . | ra sáire do chlainne, TBC 3037 . ar sairi dia
chlaind, Ériu iii 141.190 . ar shaoire ┐ snádhadh don chách
do deachatar for a ionchaib, Hugh Roe 48.15 (13b) .
(b) nobility (of race, character, etc.): i sóiri ceneóil, Wb.
17c15 . fo bíth sóire ceneiuil inna [n]grec, Sg. 40a4 . ar sáire do
70chiníuil ┐ ar mét do chumachta, ZCP v 524.19 . roinnis a
hsaoire ndóv told him he was noble, vii 305.4 . sóire (one of the
fifteen tokens of a good woman), ZCP viii 113.19 . fo suire
cacha feda `according to the rank of each tree', Laws iv 168.21
.i. fo uaislidetaidh gaca feadha, 170.10 Comm . `Beschaffenheit',
75 ZCP xvi 210 . seoit saire, xiv 384.6 (see note p. 385 ). aiged
. . . h-ui A. . . . co n-a saire, MR 114.17 . enghlas as lór sairi
sin sufficiently noble, Ir. Texts ii 69.9 . fios a seanchais ná a
saoire nobility, DDána 72.30 . In chevilles: sét saeire, SG
148.14 . re saeri seing, BB 22b53 .
80 II (a) legal privileges, immunity, etc., enjoyed by members of
the free classes, churches, etc. (see 1 saer (b)). Transl. `free-
quarters
', Laws ii 20 - 32 . lan saire caich dia aithuir, 20.13
.i. a lainbiatadh, ┐ a lanfoesum, ┐ a lan dam, ┐ a lethenechlunn,
19 Comm . leath saoire dia primmnai, 22.24 Comm . , cf. St. in E.
85Ir. Law 92 . saoire ` " saire" -privileges', Laws ii 18.15 Comm . ,
see n . munub imscar a cobra sairi `from desire of changing
to "saer" -stock tenure
', 206.23 . cach creanus a suiri dia dan,
v 14.28 .i. cendaigis saeiri do dun dan bis aigi, 30 Comm . (free
status
?). dleagait mic leigind o sin alle saire . . . air ni fuil in
legend cen saire, 102.7 .i. cen eniclann, 20 Comm . iss ī tra
5sōeri cach aitere dothēt frimtobach (sic) na cāna sae .i. nī téit
cin fine forru céine folōsat aideri (`exemption'), Cáin Ad. 49 .
sic clí eter filedaib: is balc a ṡūire inna crīchaib feisin, is
sēimiu i crīchaib sechtair, Corm. Y 275 . nī dlig sāire nā
eneclainn fhir gráid, Ériu i 218 § 2 . conid aire sin doratad s. ¤
10do chill R., LL 301a28 ( SG 372.22 , RC xiii 60.25 ). D. . . . do
thabhairt a riara don eacclais .i. óghshaoire do Dhia ┐ do
Chiarán co lá mbratha, FM ii 846.6 . doberait na slúaig saeire
don adnacul `leave the tomb intact', Marco P. 118 .
(b) more specifically exemption, period of exemption (cf.
15 faesam, turbaid, etc.): iarnaib teorai [b] bliadnaib saire, Laws iv
176.5 . re re na saire, re re anta aicenta in seoit, i 98.19 Comm .
saire dechmada `respite of ten days', Laws v 308.8 Comm .
leath saire .i. leth foesum, ii 26.14, 16 Comm . , cf. Stud. in E. Ir.
Law 43 . ni saire bidh na fognuma do rimhe sund `exemption
20of food or service
', Laws v 306.24 Comm . nochun ar saire na hicta
gl. saorraith it is not so called because of any exemption from
payment
, ii 194.19 Comm . Note also: iubaile aititen sairi
`Erlassjahr wofür (Zins-) Freiheit zugestanden ist (?)', ZCP xv
240 § 3 . epscuip dano ┐ dúini sruithi doberad súiri figli is coir
25a denam airriu `when bishops and elders grant exemption from
vigils it is right that this should be done for their sake
', Mon.
Tall. 132.34 . suiri ┐ dilmaine dóib . . . etir praind ┐ lanamnais
`they are given exemption and licence both for meals and con-
jugal intercourse
', 145.26 . suire dóib . . . o matin dia dardáoin
30co matin día aoine, 145.y .
III (a) eccles. holy day, saint's day, church festival, holiday :
gach lá saire er a fhuil cengul o'n eclais, PH 7372 . a saoire san
foghmar, Mart. Don. xlvi 8 . i nInis Eoghain ata a cheall ┐ a
shaoire, 296.12 . briseadh saoire, DDána 25a.6 . ruc sairi
35uasal orra `a high feast-day', BCC 54.12 . d'fagbail tsáire na
bliadna `to find the Holy-days of the year', O'Gr. Cat. 294.6 .
(b) of specific days. Of Sunday: cinnid cāin domnaig . . . |
saeiri do Chrīst comlān cain, Ériu iii 144 § 22 . is amlaid
timarnad do nim sóire domnaig, ii 194 § 6 . forrochongart Día
40sóire Domnaig do choimét, 200 § 16 . ní chaith fhleidh d'éis
na haoine | go mbeir saoire ar géis Gh. `the feast-day (Sunday)',
Aithd. D. 11.7 . ruc saíri an domnaigh air, BCC 148.1 . Of the
Jewish Sabbath: ón lá . . . d'éis na saóire, Levit. xxiii 15 . air
an tsáoire lá na saboíde, Matth. xii 5 . Note also: ar deireadh
45saoire na cascc, FM vi 2108.14 . lá saoire corp an Choimdheadh,
Aithd. D. 94.1 .

2 saíre n iā,f. (2 saer) = 1 saírse: dairt cacha s. ¤ co fraig, Críth
Gabl. 226 . aurba n-imfheadna s. ¤ muilind no duirthige `at the
construction of a mill
' Laws iv 154.20 .i. sairse, 27 Comm .
50 aneoch ro facaib da degsairi lebarda dara heis i nEirind `well-
composed books
' iii 88.14 .

sairemain, sairena, sairin x= sair: cuairt soireamhain a visit
eastwards
, Aithd. D. 23.10 . tograis soireana ar sluaigheadh,
28 . bhan tír soirin, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 159.186 .

55 sairged n(-á-?) = sár(u)gud?: sairgedh .c. do phersain, IGT
Verbs § 126 . Mac S. nár sairgedh blagh, ex. 1000 .

Sairris(t)ínech pn o Saracen : airdri na Sairrisinech, Marco P. 6 .
etir na Cristaigib ┐ na Sarrustinig, Ann. Conn. 1254.13 . mar
creidit Sarruistínigh a Macamétus, De Contemptu 1484 . dona
60Siorrisdínechuibh, Ériu v 192.530 .

? sairse xsee 3 saírse.

1 saírse n io,m. or n., later f. ( Laws v 90.24 ) (2 saer) craftsman-
ship, workmanship, art : cen sairse foglaimme ┐ frithgnama gl.
sine arte, Ml. 42c2 . etar fileda ┐ áis ṅdénma sairse chenae, Sg.
65 212a11 . oc imbert in gae lia sairsi oco `with his science', Arch.
iii 18.25 ( Trip.² 770 ). dias doib fri sóirsi slecht, | fri cerdacht,
fri primgoibnecht, SR 4189 (of framers of Tabernacle) = fri
gaibnecht ┐ sairse ┐ cerdacht, LB 120az . saeir .i. doniat in
t[s]airsi, Laws v 90.24 Comm . ollam suad sairsi, 112.19 .i. in
70saer daimliac ┐ durtaigi, 114.16 Comm . `a chief master of
handicraft
', MacNeill Law of Status p. 281 . sairsi ilarda,
Laws v 92.28 Comm . cloch sairsi ┐ crann-sairsi, z. aithsceinm
slisne oc . . . sairsi, 156.13 . ni hindister beos lón na biad occu
acht a ḟádbad (= fagbad) Iosep for a sháirse ┐ Muri forá grés
75(carpenter's) craft, LB 142b13 . mo threlma saersi carpenter's
tools
, Todd Lect. vi 44.2 . rogab G. . . . oc s. ¤ is oc snaide
`masonry and carving', Met. Dinds iv 114.75 . sairsi `handi-
craft
', Auraic. 5798 (name of a letter in `Dán-ogam'). an
culaidh tshaírsi sin that workman's attire, BCC 60.25 . D. . . .
80do marbad d'oenbuilli do thuaig sairsi, Ann. Conn. 1228.2 .
Of a written composition: dú inasṅdét de cithara inna ṡáirsiu,
Sg. 103a1 . inna sáirse sin (g p.), 92b6 . denom ind ṡáirsi, 90a1 .
treidhe n-airdirc arrecar do cach hsairsi . . . .i. loc ┐ aimser ┐
persu, Hib. Min. 3.89 = cech soirse, Harl. saoirsi .i. ealadha;
85sáoirsi na tána .i. ealadha na tána, O'Cl. fria saoirsi .i. ars .i.
ealadha (aniu), MS. Mat. 573.26 (D. Mac Firbisigh) (cf. Geneal.
Tr. i 5.7 ). ro foglaimsead da fear dec dia muindtir primdana
. . . fria sairsi Mandtan . . . fria draidheacht, BB 19a11 . ro
foghlaimsit saoirsi an du sin the arts of that place, CS 10.14 .
ollamh sairsi Fer Manach uile chief craftsman of all the Fir M.,
5 AU iii 116.3 . Of the Creation: saoirse naomh go dearbh na
dúile `a truly blessed work are the elements', Dán Dé xxxi 6 .
toradh saoirse na seacht laitheadh (i.e. heaven and earth),
x 15 .